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Sams Teach Yourself Network Troubleshooting in 24 Hours, Second Edition by Jonathan Feldman

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Hour 12. Windows Networking Basics

There is more to life than increasing its speed.

——Mahatma Ghandi

Whoa! Stop the world, I want to get off. In less than a decade, Microsoft has blown through what seems like a million versions of its Windows operating system. Although this gives end users much-improved functionality (just the ability to avoid rebooting more than once daily makes many of us sing hosannas), it also makes system administrators and budget officers tear their hair out over the technology and cost implications of this upgrade treadmill.

Less-than-infinite budgets at many organizations means that it’s likely that you’ll run into many, many versions of Windows; but take heart, underneath the slick exterior of even the latest Fisher-Price ...

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